Sunday, August 8, 2010

August 8

August 8, 1893: Rochester Day is celebrated at the World's Fair in Chicago. Fifty five Rochester area institutions had reserved space at the fair including; the Eastman Company (later Eastman Kodak), Bauch & Lomb, Kimball Tobacco, Ritter Dental Manufacturing, Ward's Nature Science Establishment, the University of Rochester and the Mechanic's Institute (present day RIT). Over 10,000 Rochesterians visited the Fair in total, including many notable figures such as George Eastman and Susan B. Anthony.

Sources and Further Reading:
  1. Rochester History (1964), vol 26, no 3, pg 5-10

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